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Alphabet Stories September 6

GOOG: 927.81

-0.64

Back in July, a report revealed that Verily Life Sciences made an investment and built a lab for cancer detection startup Freenome at its campus. The Alphabet division has now revealed that the lab and offices are a part of the Verily Partner Space to foster collaboration with “pioneering start-ups.”

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Alphabet Stories September 1

GOOG: 937.34

-1.99

Nearly two years after the reorganization was announced, Waymo, Verily, and the “Other Bets” are now legally Alphabet subsidiaries. Before this, the companies were all technically considered subsidiaries of Google. However, thanks to a new XXVI holding company the structure revealed in 2015 will soon be in effect.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Alphabet Stories August 4

GOOG: 927.96

4.31

Generating energy by flying a plane-like vehicle with propellers, one of X’s oldest clean energy projects is facing stiff competition from the falling price of existing green energy sources. As a result, Alphabet’s support of Project Makani has fallen since its 2013 acquisition, while the same fate befalls many of the research lab’s other climate change-fighting moonshots.

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Alphabet Stories August 3

GOOG: 923.65

-6.74

Back in 2013, Facebook offered to acquire Snap for close to $3 billion. The ephemeral messaging service of course declined that proposal, and now appears to have spurned another deal to the tune of $30 billion from Google.

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Alphabet Stories July 25

GOOG: 950.70

-29.64
Google CEO Larry Page speaks at a news conference at the Google offices in New York, Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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The chairman of the U.S. Committee on Energy and Commerce, Greg Walden, has now called on tech leaders to testify on the future of net neutrality. Invitations to a hearing set for later this year were sent Tuesday to Alphabet execs as well as chief executives from other large corporations such as Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, Charter, and more…

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Alphabet Stories July 24

GOOG: 980.34

7.42

Alphabet has just published Q2 2017 earnings of $26.01 billion, up 21% from the same quarter last year. While these numbers beat analyst revenue expectations of $25.64 billion, the stock is down 3% in after-hours trading.

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